Draft of Ordinance, 8 June 1844

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An ordinance concerning libels And for other purposes
Sec. 1 Be it ordained by the council of the city of , that if any person or persons shall write or publish <​in said ​> any false statesment, for the purpose of exciting the public mind <​against peace and good order of said ,​> or shall slander any portion of the inhabitants of this , or shall in any manner or form, excite the prejudice of the community against the any portion of the citizens of this , <​for evil purposes​> he or they shall be deemed a <​a​> as disturbing disturbans <​of​> the peace, and upon conviction thereof before the mayor or municipal court, shall a <​be​> fined <​in any sum,​> not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both at the discretion of the Mayor or court.
Sec 2 3 This Be it further ordained that this ordinance shall be in force from an[d] after its passage [p. [1]]
An ordinance concerning libels And for other purposes
Sec. 1 Be it ordained by the council of the city of , that if any person or persons shall write or publish in said any false statesment, for the purpose of exciting the public mind against peace and good order of said , or shall slander any portion of the inhabitants of this , or shall in any manner or form, excite the prejudice of the community against any portion of the citizens of this , for evil purposes he or they shall be deemed as disturbans of the peace, and upon conviction thereof before the mayor or municipal court, shall be fined in any sum, not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both at the discretion of the Mayor or court.
Sec 3 Be it further ordained that this ordinance shall be in force from and after its passage [p. [1]]
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